SUNY College at Potsdam

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,505
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.74%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
71.7%
4,450 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,084
92.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
50.4%
413 Graduates

About

SUNY College at Potsdam is a higher education institution located in St. Lawrence County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at SUNY College at Potsdam were General Business Administration & Management (65 degrees awarded), Music Teacher Education (62 degrees), and General Psychology (50 degrees).

In 2020, 859 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY College at Potsdam. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (598 degrees), 5.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (105 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY College at Potsdam is $7,070, which is $−15,460 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY College at Potsdam is $7,070, which is $−15,460 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,505.

In 2020, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 71% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at SUNY College at Potsdam was $7,070. The cost of tuition at SUNY College at Potsdam is $−15,460 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$14,505
2020 Value
7.81%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 SUNY College at Potsdam had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,505. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of SUNY College at Potsdam grew by 7.81%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,834
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY College at Potsdam was of $11,834 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 4.3% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at SUNY College at Potsdam received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.6% with respect to 2019, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.74%
2018 Default Rate
79
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY College at Potsdam was 6.74%, which represents 79 out of the 1172 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

SUNY College at Potsdam received 4,450 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 12.4% annual decline. Out of those 4,450 applicants, 3,189 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.7% acceptance rate.

There were 3,084 students enrolled at SUNY College at Potsdam in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY College at Potsdam has an overall enrollment yield of 16.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,189
Accepted Out of 4,450

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY College at Potsdam was 71.7% (3,189 admissions from 4,450 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 68%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −12.4%, while admissions declined by −7.62%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY College at Potsdam in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY College at Potsdam has a total enrollment of 3,084 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY College at Potsdam is 2,862 students and the part-time enrollment is 222. This means that 92.8% of students enrolled at SUNY College at Potsdam are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY College at Potsdam, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.9% White, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Black or African American, 2.89% Two or More Races, 1.82% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.72% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY College at Potsdam in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.9%), followed by White Male (24.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.54%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (56.7%), followed by White Male (18.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.18%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY College at Potsdam, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,084 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY College at Potsdam is 2,862 and the part-time enrollment is 222. This means that 92.8% of students enrolled at SUNY College at Potsdam are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at SUNY College at Potsdam was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), SUNY College at Potsdam had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,063
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    379
  3. Black or African American
    330

The enrolled student population at SUNY College at Potsdam is 66.9% White, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Black or African American, 2.89% Two or More Races, 1.82% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.72% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 94 students (3.05%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 187 more women than men received degrees from SUNY College at Potsdam. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at SUNY College at Potsdam is white (598 degrees awarded). There were 5.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (105 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY College at Potsdam is General Business Administration & Management (65 degrees awarded), followed by Music Teacher Education (62 degrees) and General Psychology (50 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at SUNY College at Potsdam, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (29 degrees awarded), Education (265 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (114 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at SUNY College at Potsdam are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,629,093 people), Secondary school teachers (653,468 people), Education administrators (318,729 people), Postsecondary teachers (284,297 people), and Other managers (263,395 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY College at Potsdam are History (29 degrees awarded), Education (265 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (114 degrees), Math & Statistics (33 degrees), and English (35 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at SUNY College at Potsdam are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at SUNY College at Potsdam are History (29 degrees awarded), Education (265 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (114 degrees), Math & Statistics (33 degrees), and English (35 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at SUNY College at Potsdam are Elementary & secondary schools (3,146,681 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (561,091 people), Computer Systems Design (224,350 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (185,335 people), and Legal services (175,948 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY College at Potsdam are History (29 degrees awarded), Education (265 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (114 degrees), Math & Statistics (33 degrees), and English (35 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by SUNY College at Potsdam.
Most Common
  1. 65 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 62 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 50 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY College at Potsdam was General Business Administration & Management with 65 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

336
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
523
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 336 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY College at Potsdam, which is 0.642 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (523).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 47 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY College at Potsdam in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.74 times more than the 27 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 76 degrees were awarded to women at SUNY College at Potsdam in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 6.33 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 39% of students graduating from SUNY College at Potsdam completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (64.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SUNY College at Potsdam is Female and Asian (64.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.84% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    598 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    105 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    66 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY College at Potsdam is white (598 degrees awarded). There were 5.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (105 degrees).

3.03% of degree recipients (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    356 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    242 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at SUNY College at Potsdam is white female (356 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (242 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY College at Potsdam has an endowment valued at nearly $37M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $241k (0.652%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, SUNY College at Potsdam had a total salary expenditure of $111M. SUNY College at Potsdam employs 73 Associate professors, 63 Assistant professors, and 59 Professors. Most academics at SUNY College at Potsdam are Female Assistant professors (39), Male Associate professors(38), and Male Professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY College at Potsdam are: Service, with 89 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 72 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 46 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$37M
2020 Endowment
5.13%
growth from 2019

SUNY College at Potsdam has an endowment valued at about $37M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY College at Potsdam grew 5.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.6M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.85M - Federal
  2. $577k - State
  3. $57.8k - Local

As of 2020, SUNY College at Potsdam received $1.85M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $577k from state grants and contracts, and $57.8k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$40.1M
2020 Salaries
2.51%
decline from 2019

In 2020, SUNY College at Potsdam paid a median of $40.1M in salaries, which represents 36% of their overall expenditure ($111M) and a 2.51% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.722% decline from 2018 and a 1.53% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.2M
Instructional Salaries
234
Number of Employees

In 2020, SUNY College at Potsdam paid a total of $15.2M to 234 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
73 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
89 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY College at Potsdam were Associate professor with 73 employees; Assistant professor with 63 employees; and Assistant professor with 59 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY College at Potsdam were Service with 89 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 72 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY College at Potsdam was Female Assistant professor with 39 employees, Male Associate professor with 38 employees, and Male Professor with 36 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at SUNY College at Potsdam.

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